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Dogsthorpe Academy

The Dogsthorpe Den - Before and After school Care Clubs

The Dogsthorpe Den is Dogsthorpe Academy’s Before and After school Care Club. We are committed to working in partnership with parents and carers to provide safe, stimulating and enjoyable childcare for children who attend Dogsthorpe Academy.

We also offer access to childcare to pupils at our neighbouring school, Dogsthorpe Infant School, Hampton Academies Trust and to pupils from other Greenwood Academies Trust academies. When offering places to pupils from other schools, we will always aim to support families by prioritising the siblings of Dogsthorpe Academy pupils.

The Dogsthorpe Den Before and After school Care Club is run by suitably qualified staff who are employed by the Greenwood Academies Trust. Overall management of the club is by the Executive Principal of the Dogsthorpe Academy.

To enquire about a place please complete the form below;

The Dogsthorpe Den Before and After School Care Club is located in the mobile building to the rear of our playground. During our Before and After School childcare, pupils also have access to the Academy’s facilities, such as the playground, field, Forest School and the library. The Dogsthorpe Den can be accessed via the side gate to the playground.


The Dogsthorpe Den Before and After School Care Club follows the Greenwood Academies Trust and/or Dogsthorpe Academy Site Specific policies and procedures; these are available here or from the academy office or Dogsthorpe Den on request. 

Opening times

The Dogsthorpe Den Before and After school Care club operate during term time only. The Dogsthorpe Den Before and After school Care club will be closed on teacher training days and in the case of any emergency school closure.

  • Breakfast club is open from 7:45 am to 8:45am. Pupils are taken to classes from 8.35am ready for 8.45am registration.
  • After school club runs from 3:15pm until 6:00pm.

Fees & payments

Fees are charged at the following rates and must be paid a week in advance. (These are subject to review and will rise for September 2024)

Breakfast Club: 7.45am to 8.45am, first child: £3.00, sibling(s): £2.50 per session

After School Club: 3.15pm to 6.00pm, first child: £8.25, sibling(s): £7.25 per session

Please be advised all cancelled bookings will still incur the full cost of the session.

We are also able to accept Childcare vouchers as payment. If you intend to pay via vouchers, please inform the office so that we are aware and able to provide our registration number.

Childcare vouchers 

If you would like to use Childcare vouchers to pay for your before/after school club sessions, please email us at  with the following information: 

  • Pupil's full name 
  • Pupil's class
  • Childcare voucher provider 
  • Name of Parent/Carer the Childcare Voucher Scheme is registered to

Universal Credit/Tax Credit information 

If you are in receipt of certain benefits, you may also be able to claim some childcare costs back from your benefit provider. 

If you would like to make a claim, they will require a letter from Dogsthorpe Academy. 

To request this, please contact the academy office with the information your benefits' provider is requesting, and we will arrange this letter for you. 

If your benefits' provider does not state which information they require, we will produce a letter including the following information: 

  • Pupil's start date at Dogsthorpe Academy 
  • Full name and address of school 
  • School Department of Education (DfE) number
  • School Unique reference number (URN)
  • Cost of the before/after school sessions

If you have any questions or queries about the provision, please do not hesitate to get in touch by emailing us or calling the Academy on 01733 343581